People who undergo cosmetic surgery look set to benefit from a new treatment capable of easing the bruising caused by a cosmetic procedure.
Two separate studies have revealed that the Candela Vbeam laser treatments "significantly expediated" the healing process, with the findings published in the recent edition of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
The Vbeam pulsed-dye laser was also shown to improve outcomes, with patients who used the treatment more likely to be satisfied with the results of their cosmetic surgery.
Director of The Williams Center Plastic Surgery Specialists Edwin Williams said that brusing following a procedure "can last for a number of weeks".
"Anytime you penetrate the skin there is a potential for bruising and we find that it is the bruising which occurs after many of these procedures that prevents patients from getting out into the public," he explained.
"It is extremely difficult to cover these unsightly marks with make-up."
People interested in cosmetic surgery are advised to talk to their GP before undergoing a procedure.